Bulgarian prosecutors ask court to remand in custody Dutch terrorism suspect

Bulgarian prosecutors have asked the District Court in Haskovo, a town in the southern part of the country near the borders with Turkey and Greece, to remand in custody a 17-year-old citizen of the Netherlands wanted by Dutch authorities on a European arrest warrant for alleged participation in a terrorist organisation.

The warrant alleges that the organisation is involved in aiming to carry out acts and terrorism and human trafficking.

The woman was arrested on October 5 while trying to leave Bulgaria at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint, the Prosecutor’s Office said on October 8. The Regional Prosecutor in Haskovo ordered her detained for 72 hours.

Two other Dutch citizens, aged 18 and 22, were also arrested the checkpoint. The two are also wanted by prosecutors in the Netherlands, the Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office said. On October 7, the Haskovo court ordered them both held in permanent custody.



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